Re: Groin and leg pain questions?
I get numbness, tingling, tightness, sharp shooting pains in my left calf all the time. Sometimes when walking my calf will just seize-I have to sit down to work it out-and I can resume walking (but my entire calf and leg feels super heavy and that side doesn't recruit correctly) My left calf swells (MRI show edema in all calf muscles without certain etiology). I also am develping numbing, tingling in my left thigh and groin. I get tightness and burning pain near the outside of my right knee and down the outer calf on my right side. I, too, have difficulty laying on either side. It hurts my left more than my right but when I sleep both of my legs tingle and kinda go numb.
I saw my spinal surgeon last week to review my lumbar MRI. I have advaced/severe facet arthritis and I also have spinal stenosis at L3/L4. I am going to try an ESI (Epiduarl Steroid Injection) as soon as it is approved by insurance. Surgeon thinks I need a Lamenectomy and I am trying to put it off till November. I've been dealing with the left side stuff for about 4 years now and it is getting worse. Like you, I keep wondering if this can all REALLY come from my back problems but it seems like it does. (You can check out a dermatome map, which describes the relationship between spinal nerve fibers and muscle groups).
Are you seeing a spine specialist?